Seychelles is a hassle-free travel destination for Indians. You get your visa on arrival after showing the return ticket, accommodation proof, valid passport and enough funds for their stay for immigration clearance.
Seychelles is blessed with beautiful year-long warm tropical climate, which means anytime of the year is a perfect time to visit. It is also out of the cyclone zone and is free of tropical diseases.
But then there are more valid reasons to visit this tiny island nation. The islands are diverse, the secluded beaches are gorgeous, the cuisine is delicious and there are enough adventure activities and water sports to keep your hormones high. Of course people are friendly and it has some of the most exclusive private island resorts and luxury 5-star resorts.
To give a firsthand impression of what the island has to offer to Indian tourists, Seychelles Tourism Board recently organized a all women FAM trip familiarization trip for Mumbai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad travel agents.
Says Sherin Francis, CEO, Seychelles Tourism Board, “We are seeing increased interest for Seychelles from the Indian market. A major part of the credit can be attributed to our Indian travel trade partners for understanding the uniqueness of Seychelles islands and promoting the same to the traveller.“
During the trip the agents explored the two main islands of Seychelles – Mahé and Praslin and enjoyed the warm hospitality of resorts and hotels like Savoy, Double Tree, Four Seasons resort, Enchanted Island resort, etc.
“The travel agents are very upbeat about Seychelles’ potential to become a sought after destination in the luxury travel space,” says Lubaina Sheerazi, COO-Blue Square Consultants, Seychelles Tourist Office- India.
Boats and planes connected them to various islands, as they landed at Mahé, home to the smallest capital city of the world. They also visited Victoria, the most populated island of Seychelles. It is the only island that offers motorised water sports and has the beautiful marina of Beau Vallon which boasts of the best nightlife of Seychelles.
Needless to say, the agents were impressed, as they return to India determined to promote the destination among the upwardly mobile tourists of India.